"Hello, this is your student from last summer, Jennifer, from Columbia University's Mellon Mays program. I'm just writing to let you know that, after getting accepted to 5 English PhD programs for Latina/o literature and spending about a month torturing myself over a decision, I finally chose to go to the University of Michigan this fall on the Rackham Merit Fellowship.
Taking that GRE prep course with Bell Curves was not only ridiculous amounts of fun, but also totally stress- and anxiety-reducing and I felt totally prepared walking into the exam. Seriously, thanks for all your help -- and I hope next year's Columbia Mellons have at least half as much fun as we did. :)"
"I have always found math intimidating, all the way through AP Calculus. So then, there it was, the math portion of the GRE, looming like a monolith between a
PhD program and me. Luckily, the director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate
Program at Columbia University was smart enough to hire Akil Bello of Bell Curves
test prep. Akil demonstrated all of the best qualities of a tutor: extreme patience,
humor and unparalleled knowledge concerning the test at hand. Within a few short
weeks I not only gained a greater understanding of the mathematical concepts
tested by the GRE, but I also learned how to become a more efficient test taker over
all, increasing my confidence and making test day a breeze. When faced with the
daunting task of compiling my graduate school applications, it was a source of calm
amidst the storm knowing that at the very least, I had the GRE in the bag.
"I had literally tried everything before working with Ajani. I self studied, took a class, and hired a tutor, all to no avail. Ajani was my lucky charm. After working with him, I got the score that I needed to get into Stern, Columbia, Booth, and Cornell...I even got scholarship money!!!!
Ajani is a gem and the Bell Curves method works!"
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